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2020 Year in Review: Improving Urban Mobility

While smart cities remain in their infancy, mobility innovations are beginning to improve the way we transport people and goods in urban settings. As we begin 2021, we take a look back at some of the most important developments that occurred in the Improving Urban Mobility storyline in 2020.

The Great Hydrogen Debate: Will Hydrogen Become The Bulk Energy Carrier Of The Future?

The question around hydrogen becoming a bulk energy carrier is largely a question about its potential to replace oil and gas across numerous use cases as well as compete head-to-head against electrification. With nearly 90% of hydrogen consumed today concentrated in refining and ammonia production, there is a long road ahead for hydrogen to becoming a bulk energy carrier in the future.

Food Safety In Asia: Regional Trends And Startups

 Each year, 275 million people in Asia (and the Pacific) fall sick from food, with 225,000 perishing. Improving these statistics will require participation from both the public and private sectors. Providing infrastructure and personnel training to improve hygiene and sanitation in production will play a large role, with an opportunity for tech to build on that foundation. Learn more from our expert, Thomas Hayes, in this new blog.

Three-Term Strategies For Oil And Gas Companies To Use Satellite Imaging For Sustainability

In our recent report "The Next Generation of Satellite Imaging," we discussed the present and future applications of satellite imaging across various industries. In this blog, we guide the oil and gas industry to build three-term strategies based on various opportunities offered by satellite imaging.

What Does COVID-19 Mean For Blockchain?

For the past couple of years, we at Lux have been somewhat skeptical about the value of blockchain. While the technology itself is quite novel, it continues to struggle to find the right use cases. However, the world has changed drastically in the past year, and we believe that blockchain is likely to see a surge in the coming years, as our expert, Shriram Ramanathan explains in this blog post.

Lux Take on News: Weekly Round-Up December 23, 2020

On Fridays we highlight our Lux Take on the news for the week. Our analysts are sharing their thoughts on the latest emerging technology and innovation news. Check out our final Weekly Round-Up for 2020 below. 

Anatomy Of A Robotaxi Operation

By removing the driver from the vehicle, ride-hailing or robotaxi companies stand to recover roughly 80% of the fare that passengers pay. However, effective robotaxi operations will require much more than simply deploying autonomous vehicles on public roads. In this blog, we outline the essential components that will make up robotaxi operations. 

The Great Hydrogen Debate: Key Questions About The Hydrogen Economy

This blog is part of The Great Hydrogen Debate, a five-part series to better understand what a hydrogen economy would look like, and the effort required to achieve it. This is our first piece of the series, an introduction taking a look at the questions you have been asking us about hydrogen. 

Fish Leather's Niche In Luxury Goods

In this blog, our Analyst and materials expert, Cecilia Gee, outlines and evaluates the market for fish leather, a material that brands like Prada, Dior, Nike, and Jimmy Choo have already used.

Plant Protein's Key Players

The plant proteins landscape is changing quickly, with participants transcending geographical borders and organizational types. To better understand this technology landscape, we identified and analyzed a long list of relevant organizations, helping discern "how" and "where" to play in this evolving space

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